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Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Camel Brigade

 
 
Camel Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
1. Camel Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army
Commanded by Lt. Edward F. Beale 1857-1864
San Antonio, Texas to Fort Tejon, California
 
Erected 1957 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsMilitary. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 34° 52.472′ N, 118° 53.568′ W. Marker is in Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Lebec Road (Interstate 5), on the left when traveling north. Southwest end of parking lot, Fort Tejon State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camel Trail Terminus (a few steps from this marker); The Camels of Fort Tejon (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebeck (a few steps from this marker); Fort Tejon (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured
Camel Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 14, 2021
2. Camel Brigade Marker
The marker lays flat next to the sidewalk, at far right.
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in a direct line); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rose Station (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of several noting Lieutenant Edward Beale, his Great Western Military Camel Experiment, and Peter Lebeck, a pioneer of whom only conjecture can speak.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The historic camels in the American west.
 
Camel Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
3. Camel Brigade Marker
Marker could be seen in the distance if there were no cars in the way.
Near the Camel Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
4. Near the Camel Brigade Marker
From the California Historical Landmark in the foreground, stretch at least five more historic markers regarding E.F. Beale, Beale's (U.S. Army) camel adventure, and Peter Lebeck. The Fort Tejon area is a beautiful example of a mid-elevation streamside (riparian) area that recovered from decades of hammering (unimaginable in the 21st century) by cattle, horses, sheep, and...camels. The giant valley oaks on the premises are beautiful trees, centuries old.
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale 21st Century Texas Camel Corps image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, March 31, 2011
5. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale 21st Century Texas Camel Corps
The Texas Camel Corps pays a visit to Merkel Elementary School during the Texas Independence Day #175 celebration.
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale's 21st Century Texas Camel Corps image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, March 31, 2011
6. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale's 21st Century Texas Camel Corps
Doug Baum, Valley Mills Texas, a member, in fact the only member of the Texas Camel Corps reenactors effectively teaching first graders at Texas Independence year 175 observance, Merkle, Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   2. submitted on July 13, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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